Scissor Pull Ups Drill

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Level 2


Scissor Pull Ups Drill Aerial Silks Video Tutorial Intermediate Fabric Conditioning Online Class
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The Scissors Pull Up Drill on aerial silk is a variation of the Plank Pull Up Drill that’s detailed in the building blocks. This drill adds a twist and it’s especially helpful for more advanced aerial silk skills like Hip Hop Inversions.

This conditioning drill is easy to scale up or down as shown in our tutorial video. We often include this conditioning drill for our more experienced aerial silk students.

Become an Aerial Fit Online member to access the video for Scissor Pull Ups Drill. This in-depth video will explain how to properly train this skill. It also includes cross references to the most important Building Blocks, Common Mistakes, Related Drills, Ground Drills, Variations, Next Steps and Sequences.

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Building Blocks & Prerequisites

Some of the most important aerial silks skills, related movements, and prerequisites from our aerial video tutorial library that students should be very comfortable doing to succeed at Scissor Pull Ups Drill.

Teaching Tools

Common Mistakes & Solutions

These are the most common mistakes we see with students when they are learning how to do the aerial silks skill Scissor Pull Ups Drill and detailed directions on how to fix these problems to make the skill look and feel easy.

Related Aerial Drills

These similar aerial silks skills and aerial drills are helpful to troubleshoot and help with problems. Students don't need to have mastered the Scissor Pull Ups Drill to work on these related skills and drills. These drills may help your students make important connections and answer the question "What am I doing wrong?".

Ground Drills for Aerialists

These are some of our favorite ground drills for aerialists for Scissor Pull Ups Drill. They can be used as part of the ground warm up or as part of the aerial class teaching progression.

Aerial Silks Variations

These are different variations of Scissor Pull Ups Drill. Students should be very comfortable with the current skill before working on these different or more advanced variations. They can be used for further exploration, managing students with different levels and adding variety to aerial silks choreography.

Planning Ahead

Next Steps

These are the next steps we teach to our aerial silks students after they’re comfortable with Scissor Pull Ups Drill. The next steps can be started right away and they lead toward specific future goals which are often the most advanced aerial silks skills.

Future Goals

These are some of the more advanced silks skills that build on the strength and control taught in Scissor Pull Ups Drill. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.


Aerial Silks Sequences, Transitions and Combinations

These are aerial silks sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Scissor Pull Ups Drill. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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